Why not rack off a gallon to you bottling bucket, add something (or not) & bottle. Then do something different with the next gallon, etc? Certainly it will take longer to do the bottling, but that's one advantage of bottles over kegs; more chances for experimenting. I prefer very lightly carbonated ciders, so I just put them at 5 psi for serving.
If you like mulled cider, there's no reason to not start a second batch, since mulling is done just before drinking.
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